Modern Makers and the Tyler Libraries!

Modern Makers and the Tyler Libraries!

To celebrate the new Modern Makers event hosted at the Chester campus of John Tyler Community College, the Tyler libraries have created a list of resources for those interested in the fields of study presented at Modern Makers. If you are not familiar with Modern Makers, this inaugural event seeks to showcase the programs of study in the STEM-H fields (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics, and Healthcare). The Modern Makers open-house event will be held on Wednesday, October 28th from 4:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. at the Nicholas Center on the Chester campus.  For more…continue reading →
Hispanic Heritage Month

Hispanic Heritage Month

The United States is known for being a cultural melting pot.  Our nation contains some of the most diverse communities, including the culturally-rich Hispanic community that thrives throughout our country from coast to coast and beyond. Within the Hispanic community, you can find even more diversity from the various nationalities that comprise the term Hispanic. Hispanic Heritage Month (September 15 - October 15) celebrates (Library of Congress, 2015), "the histories, cultures, and contributions of American citizens from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean, and Central and South America."  This month long celebration began as a…continue reading →
Banned Bookface Friday!

Banned Bookface Friday!

To wrap up Banned Books Week, we wanted to include our new library pastime, bookfacing!  If you haven't seen our new Bookface Friday series, check it out! Bookface Friday at the Tyler Libraries! The next four bookfaces are also titles that appear on the banned books list provided by the American Library Association.  You can find more information on this event to spread awareness about censorship by visiting the ALA site and the Banned Books Week site. Carrie by Stephen King PS3561.I483 C37 1999           The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton PZ7.H5976…continue reading →
Banned Books Week- Tyler Librarians’ Picks!

Banned Books Week- Tyler Librarians’ Picks!

As we have said all week, librarians love banned books.  While we have been highlighting the books and graphic novels with the highest number of challenges in the last year, we decided to bring awareness to our favorites here at the Tyler libraries.  If you would like to share your favorite banned books with us tag them with #Tylerlibrary and #bannedbooks for us to find! I'll kick off the fun! Molli Gonzalez Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling I couldn't pick just one!  Anyone who knows me, knows that I have a serious affinity…continue reading →
Behind Banned Books Week

Behind Banned Books Week

Ever wondered about who is behind Banned Books Week?  Librarians of course!  Banned Books Week is sponsored by the American Library Association (ALA).  ALA supports and advocates for all library issues and topics, but one of the main tenets of ALA Library Bill of Rights (2015) is, "libraries should challenge censorship in the fulfillment of their responsibility to provide information and enlightenment."  To uphold this idea and policy, ALA does not advocate for the censorship of any materials found in school, public, academic, or any other type of library, instead they celebrate and…continue reading →